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Myth busting: Conventional wisdom may suggest that the Gulf of Mexico has seen its best days, but some geologists believe the region's best days lie ahead.
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It's a mystery -- but maybe not for much longer. The Blackbeard West well, a tight hole that's been on hold since 2006, has a new operator who is excited about its future.
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Let the exploration begin: Libya, a country for years off-limits to U.S. investment and operations, is finally on the menu.
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Happy birthday to them! Saudi Aramco celebrates its 75th anniversary this month, and we take a look back at its creation -- an event that took place even though no one knew if Saudi Arabia had any oil potential at all.
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Dr. T and the Women (no, not the movie): AAPG President-Elect Scott Tinker, speaking in Bahrain, discusses the importance of attracting women to the geoscience work force -- and how to anticipate and overcome the challenges ahead.
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The Good, the Bad and the (Possibly) Ugly: An AAPG member assesses Iraq and the Middle East in terms of hydrocarbon potential, probabilities and possible consequences.
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Still got it: Two federal sales of offshore hydrocarbon leases in the Gulf of Mexico break records and usher in a new era of revenue sharing and royalty rates.
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150 years after the modern oil industry sprang to life there, the Drake Well Museum in Titusville, Pennsylvania is getting a facelift.
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We look to Africa and its potential as we anticipate the announcement for the next AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.
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According to AAPG member Gene Shinn, the Marcellus shale is "a wonderful example of how nature can mimic man-made creations." However, there are some who aren't convinced that it's nature.
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Standing Columns

AAPG relies on the significant contributions of members to make our publications the best. We actively seek manuscripts for the AAPG BULLETIN and proposals for Special Publications.
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Meeting Challenges – Assuring Success!
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Expanding the frequency bandwidth of surface seismic data is an unending quest for geophysicists, because increased seismic resolution is essential for extracting stratigraphic detail from seismic images.
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Early in the morning of March 5, a group of professionals gathered in the lobby of the historic Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, D.C., two blocks from the White House.
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Twelve university teams from around the world competed in the finals of AAPG’s Imperial Barrel Award program at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in San Antonio.
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It’s been a busy month for the AAPG Foundation as initiatives have moved forward, members were honored and a significant gift was received to start a new program.
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Unconventional resources such as coalbed methane will become progressively more important worldwide as population continues to grow at an unprecedented – and possibly unsustainable – rate.
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